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9/21/2017: Over 200 Local Officials Denounce Mining Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 21, 2017 CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or ryan@conservationvoters.org

Over 200 Local Officials Denounce Mining Bill
Senator Tiffany’s Senate Bill 395 Intensifies

MADISON – Opposition to Sen. Tom Tiffany’s Senate Bill 395 – his latest attempt to repeal the Prove It First mining law – is robust and growing among community leaders. As of today, more than 200 local elected officials have signed a letter opposing the bill. The letter was presented to legislators on Tuesday.

Executive Director Kerry Schumann had this to say: “Local elected officials are sounding the alarm about the potential damage to their communities and Senate Bill 395 is withering under the light of public scrutiny. Senate Bill 395, or more accurately, the Industrial Acid Mining Bill, runs roughshod over communities across the state.”

Click here for the letter and its signers.

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